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'2013 FPI Forum: Will America Lead?'

9:31 AM, Oct 21, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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The Foreign Policy Initiative's annual forum is tomorrow in Washington, D.C. "The full lineup and link to RSVP is here and below. Forum is free, on-the-record and open to the public.  To follow the Forum, folks should use #FPIForum. We are also taking questions via Twitter," says FPI in an email. Details here:

Tuesday, October 22
9:00am - 3:00pm

Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium
1301 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20240


9:00am: Choosing to Lead - A Conversation with General John R. Allen
Welcome: Christopher J. Griffin, Executive Director, Foreign Policy Initiative
General John R. Allen, USMC (Ret.)
Moderator: Thomas M. Donnelly, American Enterprise Institute

9:45am: What Defense Does America Need?
Rudy deLeon, Center for American Progress and former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense
Amb. Eric Edelman, FPI Board Director and former U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
Dr. Dov S. Zakheim, Center for Naval Analyses and former U.S. Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller/Chief Financial Officer)
Moderator: Bradley Peniston, Editor, Armed Forces Journal


10:45am: Coffee Break


11:00am: The Crisis in Syria
Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), Ranking Member, House Committee on Foreign Affairs
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), Chairman, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
Moderator: David Ignatius, Associate Editor and Columnist, Washington Post


12:00pm: Lunch
All Forum Attendees Invited


1:00pm: Afghanistan 2014: What are the Stakes?
Dr. Seth G. Jones, Associate Director, International Security and Defense Policy Center, RAND Corporation
Dr. Frederick W. Kagan, Director, American Enterprise Institute’s Critical Threats Project
 Dr. Ashley J. Tellis, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Moderator: Lara Logan, 60 Minutes Correspondent, CBS News


2:00pm: Assessing the Asia Rebalance
H.E. Kim Beazley, Australian Ambassador to the United States
Rep. J. Randy Forbes (R-VA), Chairman, House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces
Mr. Shigeo Yamada, Political Minister, Embassy of Japan

Moderator: Josh Rogin, Senior Correspondent for National Security and Politics, The Daily Beast

RSVP here.

There's also a private dinner with General Petraeus tomorrow night. Seats remain available, I'm told. Contact FPI for more details.

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